THE big party in West Palm Beach begins tomorrow! Founded in 1982, SunFest is Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival. Held annually in downtown West Palm Beach during the first week in May, SunFest attracts more than 270,000 visitors. The 2012 Sunfest will be held from tomorrow, May 02nd through May 06th.  National acts scheduled to perform this year include Counting Crows, Creed, Pitbull, The Fray, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Passion Pit, Paul Rodgers, Third Eye Blind, Girl Talk, Foreigner, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Herbie Hancock, Matisyahu, Coheed & Cambria, All American Rejects, NEEDTOBREATHE, SOJA, The Marshall Tucker Band,  The Outlaws, Fab Four and more.

The BB&T Juried Fine Art & Craft show during Sunfest (from Friday evening) features the work of more than 165 national artists will be on display, including jewelry, painting, pottery & ceramics, photography, sculpture, wood, arts and crafts, and more. Artist demonstrations will be offered Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Artist Demonstration Booth.

The wildly popular Sunfest fireworks show closes the Festival with a bang on Sunday, May 6 at 9 p.m.  If you want to see the fireworks show but don’t want to be at Sunfest on Sunday, the best place to watch the show is from the Palm Beach Lake Trail near White Hall (The Flagler Museum).

1 day passes cost $ 35;  2 day passes $ 52;  5 day passes cost $ 67

For more information regarding Sunfest schedules, events and ticketing, go to

At the time of this blog post, Grandview Gardens had one room available on Saturday and Sunday only ($ 159 Saturday / $ $ 145 on Sunday including breakfast and bicycles).   Give us a call at 561-833-9023 for more information.  This is a great weekend to visit West Palm Beach!